2009 has come and gone. In fact, an entire decade has now come to a close . . .

2010, with all of its hopes, new beginnings, fresh starts, do-overs–you’ve got to love a new year.

My one prayer for this coming new year? I want to know Jesus.

“Everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.” –Philippians 3:8

In the coming year we’ll be teaching straight through the book of Matthew at RiverTree (“a record of Jesus” –Matthew 1:1). We’ll take as long as it takes. Each week we want people to ask three questions:

1. What is God saying in this text?

2. What is God saying to me personally?

3. What am I going to do about it?

Start reading Matthew chapter one today. Read it once a day all this week. Ask the three questions. Life changing!

Each month we’ll have a verse to memorize from Matthew. So here’s January’s: “Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.” –Matthew 5:16 Memorize with family, with friends, with your children, grandchildren . . . just memorize. Internalizing Scripture will transform our lives.

Join me on the journey. Make it your number one priority in 2010: I WANT TO KNOW JESUS!